Date of release: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Street art and fan making come together at the University of Greenwich this month.

As part of Freshers' Week, the university has teamed up with its neighbours, the Fan Museum, for a series of fun and free events on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September.

Street artists Butch Attai and Lily Mixe will decorate the walls of the university's Heritage Gallery with a series of street-art inspired designs. There will also be the chance for people to make their own fans, with three workshops being run on the Thursday.

Fan Museum Curator, Jacob Moss, says: ""When I first joined The Fan Museum seven years ago I knew nothing about the history and craft of fan making. Since then, I've come to appreciate the diversity and amazing craftsmanship involved. I'm particularly inspired by today's fan makers such as Sylvain le Guen, who made the amazing fans for the museum's Street Fans project.

"In the Heritage Gallery we have two talented artists painting a mural. Butch Attai lives locally and recently took part in the popular Brockley Street Art Festival, and Lily Mixe, who is originally from France. The two work in very different ways, which I think will be great for the event.

"The project's aim is to shine a light on the craft and show that there are still artists working within the field and making some really interesting work."

The event is part of Street Fans, a joint project between the museum and Paris-based street artist Codex Urbanus. As well as the university, Street Fans includes exhibitions at the Fan Museum and activities such as a "paint jam" and fan making at Greenwich Market.

There are 15 places available on each workshop session and we hope to get a nice mix of students and staff attending.

The artist demonstration takes place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September in the Heritage Gallery. There will be three 75-minute workshops (noon, 1.30pm and 3pm) on the Thursday in Queen Anne Court room 075. There are 15 places available on each workshop for staff and students.

To book a place: https://street-fans-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

Story by Public Relations.